Atomic Ranch’s own Brand Leader Jickie Torres is featured on the latest episode of USModernist Radio! Hear her talk with host George Smart about preservation, her own renovation, robots and more!
At Palm Springs Modernism Week 2022, George Smart sat down with Jickie for a chat. USModernist is hosted and produced by George Smart and is the largest open digital nonprofit educational archive for Modernist residential design in the world. (If you recognize George’s name, it could be from his podcast, or from articles he’s written for Atomic Ranch such as Modernist “Detectives” Wanted: How to Research your Midcentury Home and How to Declutter Your Mid Century Collection.) This most recent episode was recorded poolside at Hotel Skylark during Palm Springs Modernism Week in February 2022.
“Every year USModernist Radio goes to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, the Super Bowl of mid-century modernism. This is no weekend tabletop show at the Elks lodge. It takes a huge village, a rather attractive Modernist village with perfect weather, to create an event that sells over 120,000 tickets across 11 days in February. Nowhere in the world celebrates Modernism better. This was the sixth year USModernist has been at Modernism Week, talking poolside at the USModernist Compound, aka the hip Hotel Skylark, with nearly all the keynote speakers, authors, and special guests. When modern-day Dorothy’s kick their red ruby slippers together, they don’t go to Kansas, they land next to in Frank Sinatra’s pool in Palm Springs. Modernism Week is a dazzling spectacle of mid-century architecture, martinis, lectures, art galleries, shopping, nonprofit benefit events, architecture documentary premieres, amazing parties at incredible houses, brilliantly curated house tours, detailed art and architecture exhibits, and much more. in this our first show from Modernism Week 2022, we talk with Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, Atomic Ranch editor Jickie Torres, and special Palm Springs musical guest, the star of the Purple Room every Tuesday night, Rose Mallett.”
Hear it yourself here! If you couldn’t make it to Palm Springs’ Modernism Week, catch our recap here. For more MCM podcasts, stay tuned to USModernist Radio and read about some of Jickie’s podcast recommendations.